RARA-AVIS: Re: Jean Echenoz

From: Duane Spurlock ( duane1spur@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Apr 2004

"Grimes" < redgrimes@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

...And then when I searched the archives, the only referenceto Echenoz I found was from 1999 by Mark Sullivan, who in response to a query about French noir available in the U.S. wrote, "Jean Echenoz doesn't really count as noir, does he?"

Five years later, does anyone have anything to add?

Echenoz won't be to everyone's taste on this list. His novels tend to the French version of post-modern meandering, not the spare hard-boiled prose that seems most appreciated by members here. But his work can be entertaining if you're in the right mood for it.

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